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London, England

Cecil Court

A charming 17th-century alley lined with secondhand bookstores and antiquarian shops.
Cardona, Spain

Castle of Cardona

This ancient Spanish castle sits high upon a hilltop.
Amherst, New Hampshire

Ponemah Bog Wildlife Sanctuary

A 12,000-year-old bog boasting rare plants and fauna.
Tampa, Florida

Dysfunctional Grace Art Co.

An oddities shop that dabbles in the deathly and beautiful.
Tampa, Florida

Henry B. Plant Museum

Step back into the glory days of Florida's nascent tourism industry at this Gilded Age palace.
Tampa, Florida

Parque Amigos de Jose Marti

A tiny, unassuming park in Tampa that belongs to the Republic of Cuba.
Tampa, Florida

Gravity Research Foundation Monument

A tribute to a future time when gravity is conquered.
Barcelona, Spain

Casa Batlló

One of Antoni Gaudi's most classic buildings is well-known for its "dragon-back" design.
Lithuania

Kulgrindas

Underwater roads undetectable from the surface used for escape routes from foreign invaders.
Vilnius, Lithuania

The Mermaid of Užupis

Travelers who fall victim to this mermaid's charms are destined to stay in Užupis forever.
Vilnius, Lithuania

Vilnil Museum of Illusions

Things aren't quite what they seem at this mind-bending museum.
Vilnius, Lithuania

The Church of St. Anne

Legend has it that Napoleon Bonaparte fell in love with this Gothic church.
Xcalacoop, Mexico

Cenote Ik-Kil

A magical sinkhole on the Yucatan peninsula adorned with mini waterfalls and hanging vines.
Lowell, Massachusetts

The Mysterious Witch Bonney

The Mysterious Witch Bonney, a haunted statue in an old industrial city.
Portland, Oregon

International Rose Test Garden

10,000 flowered plants bloom in the City of Roses.
Portland, Oregon

Pittock Mansion

This sandstone mansion was the home of two of Oregon's most important pioneers.
Portland, Oregon

The Witch's Castle

These old stone ruins in the Oregon wilderness were once bathrooms and are steeped in legends of murder.
Pompei, Italy

Stone Phalluses of Pompeii

The walls and streets of the ancient city are peppered with penises.
Madrid, Spain

Dolmen de Dalí

The only urban monument in the world designed by the great surrealist painter Salvador Dalí.
Tokyo, Japan

Shitamachi Museum

A museum dedicated to the history of Tokyo's often-overlooked working-class district.
Juodkrantė, Lithuania

Hill of Witches

Lithuania's outdoor sculpture trail of wooden folk art.
Groton, Massachusetts

Bancroft Castle

On top of Gibbet Hill lie the ruins of a lavish turn-of-the-century estate that never quite came to be.
Kaunas, Lithuania

Žaliakalnis Funicular Railway

The oldest funicular in Lithuania has been climbing this steep hill since 1931.
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Harvard Lampoon Building

The headquarters of one of the world’s longest-running humor magazines bears a noticeable resemblance to a head wearing a Prussian helmet.